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Магомедов А. К. Charles Write Mills: The Life and Character as a Driving Forces of Political Science. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Sociology. Politology, 2018, vol. 18, iss. 3, pp. 334-338. DOI:

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Charles Write Mills: The Life and Character as a Driving Forces of Political Science

The article considers the pages of life unknown to Russian readers of one of the leaders of American political science Charles Write Mills. In the center of analysis – the person of Mills and thesis how human temperament and human qualities could be able to influence on the scientific beliefs. The author argues that Mills imparted to the generation of the 1950–1960s something more and something less, a «politics of truth» that entailed mutiny and sabotage. Mills exhorted his readers to do as he did: to conduct themselves as if their biographies could be effective force in history


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